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ACEGID Genomics Bootcamp is Back!

After three years break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) Genomics Bootcamp is back. The four weeks-long boot camp, which is ACEGID’s flagship residential genomics workshop will hold from July 30 to August 27, 2023 at the Redeemer’s University campus in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria.  …

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Monkeypox Pandemic reflects Global Neglect of Africa

Since the recent announcements of monkeypox outbreak in Europe and America, Prof. Christian Happi has granted several interviews to journalists across the world. Here, we present some of the recurring themes of such conversations. These are highlights of our position on the ongoing monkeypox pandemic. What would you say about the recent global media attention …

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ACEGID Wins 2021 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development

The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) is the winner of the 2021 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development. The Board of Trustees of the Al-Sumait Prize made the award announcement recently. ACEGID was awarded the prize “for its leading development of the field of infectious disease genomics, through the high-quality translational research …

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Fully Funded Ph.D. focusing on Reducing Health Risks in Wildlife Trade and Consumption

Applications are open for a fully funded Ph.D. programme at ACEGID, on health risks associated with urban wild meat in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria. The programme is a collaboration between Wageningen University in Netherland and ACEGID at Redeemer’s University, Nigeria. Opening Date: March 5, 2022 Closing Date: March 11, 2022 Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Doctor …

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Recruitment of a PhD Student in the Social Science of COVID-19

We are searching for a PhD candidate interested in helping support an epidemiological sub-study of a new US-funded project. The SICA Study (Sero-epidemiological insight into COVID-19 transmission in Africa) is exploring the transmission of COVID-19 in the DRC and Nigeria. It is a 5-year project funded by the US CDC. The overarching hypothesis of the …

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ACEGID Wins Nigerian Academy of Science 2021 Gold Medal Prize Award​

The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) has been awarded the 2021 Gold Medal Prize Award by the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS). This is in recognition of the Centre’s contribution to and impact on infectious disease diagnosis, research and surveillance in Nigeria specifically and in Africa, generally. This is another …

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Young African Scientist Feature: Dr. Onyekachi Ononye-Adesanya

With our series “Young African Scientists”, we’ll be putting a spotlight on African scientists around the globe doing amazing work and research. Today’s spotlight is shining on Dr. Onyekachi Ononye-Adesanya, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada. Can you share a bit about yourself, your educational background, and what …

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ACEGID Hosts 2nd Hands-on Training on Next Generation Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2​

The second edition of training on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) of SARS-CoV-2 started on December 1 at ACEGID, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria. The training is aimed at strengthening genomic surveillance capacity on the African continent. Following opening formalities, Dr Yenew Kebede, Head of Laboratory Systems at Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) …

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